Alex Berezow’s Articles in Forbes

Obama’s Solar Policy: If You Can’t Beat the Chinese, Tax Them
March 28, 2012

Why is it right for Americans to provide low-cost loans to its solar panel manufacturers, but when China does it, it is an illegal subsidy and demands tariffs in response?

The answer to that also addresses a fundamental science policy question: Why do Americans insist on subsidizing solar panels no one wants to buy?

Should We Feed Hungry People, Even if It’s Bad for the Environment?

April 5, 2011

“When it comes to saving human life or destroying the environment, I pick saving human life.”

That seemingly innocuous comment I gave at an informal talk elicited a few gasps from my environmentally sensitive Seattle audience. Unintentionally, I exposed in a mere utterance everything that was wrong with the modern environmental movement.